Affirmative action could be struck down as SCOTUS hears arguments in 2 cases
October 31, 2022
The US Supreme Court was hearing arguments Monday in two cases that could bring about the end of affirmative action in the college application process.
The cases center around challenges to policies at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina that consider race as one of many factors in evaluating college applications.
The high court has repeatedly upheld race-conscious admissions programs over the years — but a new 6-3 conservative majority is widely anticipated to strike down at least part of the practice.
Lower courts previously tossed plaintiffs’ contention that both Harvard and UNC discriminate against Asian American and white applicants.
The organization Students for Fair Admissions sued Harvard in 2014, alleging the Ivy League school violated Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 barring discrimination based on race, color or national origin under any program or activity that gets federal funds.
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